How-to Install Oracle JDK 8 on Linux Mageia 32/64-bit Easy Guide

April 11, 2014 | By thelinuxevangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Install Oracle JDK 8 on Mageia Linux i386/amd64

The Guide Shows You in Easy-Steps How-to Install Oracle-Sun Java SE JDK 8 i586/x8664 for Mageia 1-2-3-4 Cauldron Linux i586/x8664 Desktop/Server.

At this Time the Oracle JDK 8 is Still in Early Release stage and is Maintained in the OpenJDK Development Repositories.

To SetUp Oracle JDK you will need to Use the update-alternatives Tool to Update your System Java to 1.8 JDK8.

Some Java 8 Features:

  • LAMBDA Expressions Programming
  • The Stream API
  • The Nashorn Javascript Engine

To the How-to Install Oracle JDK 8 on Mageia Linux Bottom there is a Link for Quick Start with Java JDK 8 Development on Eclipse and IntelliJ IDEA on Mageia Linux.

Furthermore to Make the Process Easier to Visualize the Post Includes the Basic Screenshots of the Steps Involved.

The Contents and Details of How-to Install Oracle JDK 8 on Mageia Linux are Expressly Minimal to Give Focus Only to the Essentials Instructions and Commands and Make the Tut Easier to Understand ;)

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  1. Download Oracle Java SE JDK8 for Linux:

    Oracle JDK8 i586/x8664 .rpm
  2. Open a Command-Line Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Right-Click on Desktop >> Konsole

     Open Terminal
  3. Installing Oracle Java JDK 8

    cd $HOME/Downloads

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look: Solution

    urpmi ./jdk-8-linux*.rpm
  4. Setup Oracle Java JDK 8

    update-alternatives --install \
    /usr/bin/java java /usr/java/jdk1.8*/bin/java 1065
    update-alternatives --install \
    /usr/bin/javac javac /usr/java/jdk1.8*/bin/javac 1065
    update-alternatives --install \
    /usr/bin/jar jar /usr/java/jdk1.8*/bin/jar 1065
    update-alternatives --install \
    /usr/bin/javaws javaws /usr/java/jdk1.8*/bin/javaws 1065

    Checking or Setting the System Java Version in Use with

    update-alternatives --config java

    To Switch of Java Version Just Enter the Selection Number on First Column. :)

  5. Setting JAVA_HOME User Environment Variable (Optional)

    su [myUserName]

    Or simply:


    And Edit the Bash environment Configuration file

    nano $HOME/.bashrc


    export JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.8[uX]

    Replace the [uX] Looking for the Installed Java 8 Version with:

    ls /usr/lib/jvm/

    Ctr+x to Save & Exit from nano Editor :)
    Load New Bash Config:

  6. Test New Java JDK 8 Installation

    java -version
  7. How-to Install Eclipse Java on Mageia Linux

    Eclipse Java IDE Install
  8. Now Thanks to Oracle-Sun Corporation You are Able to Successfully Start with Java JDK 8 Use & Development.

    How-to Install Latest IntelliJ IDEA for Java & Android on Mageia

    Installing IntelliJ on Mageia

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